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Dupaco secures place among the nation’s Top Workplaces in 2024

DUBUQUE, Iowa–Dupaco Community Credit Union announced it is a recipient of the prestigious 2024 Top Workplaces USA award, featured in USA TODAY. This achievement underscores the organization’s dedication to fostering a people-first workplace culture and prioritizing the employee experience.

Of the more than 42,000 invited organizations, Dupaco secured the award based solely on an employee engagement survey administered by Energage, the HR technology and research firm behind the Top Workplaces program. Dupaco was one of more than 300 organizations surveyed within the financial cooperative’s employee size (500-999) throughout different industries within the United States to receive this recognition. Survey results were evaluated by comparing responses to research-based statements that predict high performance against industry benchmarks.

“As a member-owned cooperative, Dupaco’s mission is to help members build a life worth loving,” says Dupaco President and CEO Joe Hearn. “This remains our focus, and we’re achieving it through the dedication of our passionate and engaged employees. Their feedback is invaluable, and we’re committed to continuous improvement. We’re honored to have been recognized as a Top Workplace USA in 2024.”

The anonymous survey to employees measures several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, organization’s leadership and connection to name a few.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

The member-owned financial cooperative was also recently ranked No. 3 Iowa Top Workplace by the Des Moines Register in the large employer category for 2023. Dupaco garnered a Top Workplaces USA award in 2022 and Iowa “Top Workplace” recognition each year that it has participated in the Des Moines Register survey: 2023, 2021, 2019, 2016, and 2011.

Energage, LLC invites organizations with more than 150 employees to participate in the annual survey. A full list of Top Workplaces can be found here: Best places to work in 2024: What employees said about their employers (


Dupaco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. It is dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, and specializes in personalized financial counseling, money advice and education. It offers savings, loans, investments, insurance and wealth management products for individuals and businesses. Dupaco serves residents in 118 counties throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1948 by ten Dubuque Packing Company employees, membership has grown to more than 164,000 with assets exceeding $3.2 billion. It has nearly 700 employees and 22 branch office locations. Dupaco is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). It is a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union, Forbes America’s Best Small Employer, Newsweek Top Credit Union and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. Learn more at

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Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 18 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit or

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